The Jerusalem Fund's Cultural Gallery and The Goethe Institut recently showed a Palestinian TV-series.
MATABB (Arabic for "Speed Bump") is an all-new Palestinian TV-serial. The title of the series is derived from the notorious and randomly built speed bumps on Palestinian streets. The title metaphorically refers to the ups and downs in the life of its protagonists. The setting is one of the abundant non-government organizations (NGO) in Ramallah which are mainly funded from abroad. Plot lines include the romance of Lama and Said, the marital strife of Wafa and Majed, Samira's unrequited love and it's tragic consequences, and the staff's efforts to get Souhaila's son Mustafa out of Israeli detention.
This is a recording of a discussion with producer Fareed Majari.